Armed For Apocalypse Return With Palm Reader EP, First New Music In Five Years Ahead Of New Full-Length In 2019


Are you ready for a little slab of monolithic riffs to fill the void before Armed For Apocalypse drop a full-length banger on y’all? Can only FOUR tracks really be enough new songs to tide a fan over?? These answers and more as you dive into the latest RNRF review (Spoiler alert: The answer to all these questions is “YES”) [Read more…]

The Clay People Return With Riveting Demon Hero (& other Extraordinary Phantasmagoric Anomalies & Fables)

Holy hell! When a band I’ve consistently liked over the years fades away then comes crashing back with, not only a solid record but, an album that easily makes it into our year end best list on the strength of their “comeback” then consider us one happy music fan.

But who are we talking about? [Read more…]

Welles Hits Cambridge This Weekend Supporting Dead Sara And New Record Red Trees and White Trashes

There’s something astoundingly familiar about Welles’ Red Trees and White Trashes. Like this delightful hybrid of Neutral Milk Hotel and Queens of the Stone Age, the kind of music found within is this truly great sonic journey that treks through Americana with a sort of fuzzed out folk complete with electric bluesy styles and big beats. [Read more…]

The Black Queen Skillfully Synthesize Sexy And Solemn Sounds On Sophomore Opus Infinite Games

I’ve always thought that Greg Puciato had a beautiful voice. Yeah, I said it! While most gravitated towards his heavier works in Dillinger Escape Plan, I tended to latch onto the more melodic turns like “Black Bubblegum” or his more alternative turns in Killer Be Killed or Spylacopa. In other words, The Black Queen is like a dream come true for me. [Read more…]

T-Tops Do Old School Noise Rawk Right On Disease

Currently in alphabetical order in my Itunes library, the latest from T-Tops leads right into Tad’s Inhaler and the flow is pretty seamless because the kind of Post-punk, fuzzed out noise rawk with a raving madman at the mic that T-Tops currently create is just the kind of magic that made an underrated band like those Seattle grungesters stand out back in their day. [Read more…]

Steven Page Readies Rollicking Discipline: Heal Thyself, Pt. II For Release, Plans Extensive North American Tour

Who’da thunk that the guy responsible for sweet songs from Thomas and the Magic Railroad and The Big Bang Theory and lines like “Chickity China the Chinese chicken/You have a drumstick and your brain stops tickin” that’ll forever be burned into the very being of every Gen X/Y something or other would be responsible for an album that’s part Devo meets The English Beat with some Elvis Costello thrown in for good measure? Because that’s what you get on Discipline: Heal Thyself, Pt. II. Yeah, I don’t believe it either [Read more…]

Super Sounds And Songs Abound On Super American’s Tequila Sunrise

Super American is one of those conundrums in a puzzle type bands where you think you’re getting one thing but what you’re really getting is another thing. And the “another thing” is the better thing overall. Confused? Let us explain. [Read more…]

Therapy? Bring The Fire On Incendiary Cleave

There are desert island discs and there are desert island bands. The difference? Longevity. Sure, those albums are going to appease you for the rest of your unfortunate life on the island but the band itself? That’s the one that will really sustain you. Sure, sometimes they overlap but more often than not they do not. [Read more…]

Salem Wolves Shimmy And Shake Out Of Summer With Scorcher Of An Album

I wish I could say that Massachusetts-based bands continually surprise me with their excellence but, at this point, I kind of expect it. So when a close friend and local musical guru posts a link to a band around these parts that I don’t already know about then I already have expectations. Luckily, Salem Wolves is another one of those MA bands that just brings it and their latest, Shake, is the proof in the pudding. [Read more…]

Morne Create A Maelstrom Of Metal Awesome On Blistering To The Night Unknown

“Doom done right”. That should be the tagline attached to Morne’s To The Night Unknown. Heavy and bristling with intensity, the latest (Their fourth, actually) album from the Boston behemoths is a slick metallic collection of tracks destined to seep into your consciousness and bite at your very soul! In a good way. [Read more…]